Excellent article on the process involved (and high blood pressure :lol:) in snapping up an expired domain:
I recently found myself in the position of wanting to register a domain which was owned by someone else. The domain was set to expire in a week, and I figured there was a decent chance that the person who owned it wouldnâ€™t be renewing it. Upon consulting the WhoIs registry on the current owner, I discovered the guy was a bit of a domain shark and didnâ€™t seem to be around anymore.
So I placed a backorder through GoDaddy for $18.95 thinking that was all I needed to do. During the week that followed, I learned a lot about the domain expiration process. Two and a half months and $369 later, I am the proud owner of a shiny new domain. A really really good one.
This article will explain the domain expiration process and what you need to do in order to use it to your advantage.
So that explains my one sad, pathetic experience at trying to grab an expired domain. I tried to get it myself!!! 😉
This really is a nice read and a great reference. Nice job on the article Mike!
Now I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t take note of who pointed me to this article (was it a forum post, another blog, ??), but when I find it – I’ll edit in the source.